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Kemba Walker will play Friday vs. Hawks [UPDATE]

Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward are out, while Marcus Smart will play.

Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker reacts during the first half against the Golden State Warriors at TD Garden.  Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Feb. 7, 11:56 a.m. — Walker will play but is going to be limited to around 30 minutes, per coach Brad Stevens. Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward are out along with Daniel Theis. Marcus Smart will also play.

With Hayward and Brown sidelined, Smart and Walker are both in good spots, along with Jayson Tatum. With Theis out, Enes Kanter should see more minutes and is a good value play considering the Hawks are shorthanded due to the trade deadline.

UPDATE: Feb. 6, 4:35 p.m. — The Celtic are listing almost their entire roster on the injury report heading into Friday vs. the Atlanta Hawks. Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis are all questionable. Marcus Smart is probable.

UPDATE: Feb. 5, 11:54 a.m. — Walker and Smart have been ruled out vs. the Magic. Daniel Theis is also out, while Kanter and Hayward are good to go.

With both Walker and Smart out again, Green could start. I’d still say Wanamaker is the better value option, but the Magic are a good defensive team and this isn’t a game I’m necessarily targeting on tonight’s slate. Brown, Hayward and Tatum are the only appealing plays really in DFS on DraftKings.

The Boston Celtics listed six players on their most recent injury report for Wednesday’s game vs. the Orlando Magic. Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart are both listed as questionable, while Enes Kanter and Gordon Hayward are probable to play. Daniel Theis and Robert Williams are out.

The Celtics were without Walker and Smart for their win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday. Javonte Green started at guard in place of Walker, but only played 18 minutes. Brad Wanamaker and Grant Williams saw the most playing time off the bench. That would likely be the case again if Walker and Smart are out.